Click here to watch a welcome video from Abigail Swain, the doctoral research Careers Consultant, and click here for an induction powerpoint presentation.

To book an appointment with Abigail use the online booking system or send an email to a.swain@westminster.ac.uk

CAREER PLANNING – KNOWING YOURSELF

14th October 2021
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This workshop will explore the fascinating and infinite topic of self-awareness. Whichever stage you are at with your career plan, this interactive session will help guide your next steps.
The workshop will provide information and advice on the following topics:

  • The importance of self-awareness
  • The relationship between self-awareness and career development
  • The differences between strengths, skills, motivators, values and personality traits
  • Practical activities to enhance self-awareness
  • Developing reflective practice
ACADEMIC CAREERS

15th November 2021
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OR

24th February 2022
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This workshop is for postgraduate researchers interested in developing an academic career. Whether it’s a career in teaching or research that appeals to you this workshop will provide you with the latest information and advice to put your career plans into action.
The workshop will provide information and advice on the following topics:

  • Job profiles for HE teaching and research roles
  • The academic labour market in the UK and beyond
  • Organisational culture
  • Academic CVs and application forms
  • Decision-making and action planning
CAREERS OUTSIDE ACADEMIA

16th March 2022
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This workshop is for postgraduate researchers interested in exploring careers outside academia. Join this session to find out about the wide variety of opportunities open to doctoral graduates.
The workshop will provide information and advice on the following topics:

  • Widening your career options
  • Marketing your skills as a researcher
  • Organisational culture
  • CVs and application forms
  • Decision-making and action planning
CAREER PLANNING – SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWS AND ASSESSMENTS

5th April 2022
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This workshop will help anyone preparing for interviews and honing your interview technique for roles in and outside of academia.
The workshop will provide information and advice the following topics:

  • Effectively preparing for interviews
  • Types of interview questions
  • Succeeding in online and in-person interviews and assessment centres
  • Mock interview practice
  • Reflecting on feedback

 


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